At SciAm Blogs today: I don't remember where I'm going, I remember where I've been

Sep 27 2011 Published by under Behavioral Neuro

Sci's at SciAm blogs today talking about hippocampal place cells, how rats explore space, and how it's easier to remember where you've been...once you've been there.  Go check it out, and if you would like to comment without registering, you can do so here!

2 responses so far

  • Jason Dick says:

    Interesting! I've definitely found that when I'm going to a new place, I can pretty well expect to get lost the first time (the same is true if I decide to try out a new way of getting there). I just make sure to either draw myself a little map to give me a chance to find my way to the path again, or take a map along.

    But after that first attempt, I almost never have a problem. It really has to be many years before I will forget a route, especially if it's one I've traveled many times.

  • sudha says:

    i have definitely found that where i want to visit a new place. I just think about a new place how it is and how i can adjust in that place.